Driver in Fatal Car vs. Bicycle Crash Has 11 Tickets
The 22-year-old driver who struck and killed a cyclist while allegedly driving under the influence this week has 11 traffic tickets on her record according to court records. Danae Marie Miller was driving a white Jetta when she is believed to have hit 41-year-old Amine Britel in Newport Beach Monday night, authorities said. Britel, who was riding a bicycle on San Joaquin Hills Road, could not be resuscitated by paramedics.
Miller, who somehow was driving on a valid drivers license, actually has 17 tickets since 2005 counting citations that were eventually dismissed after she showed proof, according to the OC Register.
She was scheduled to appear in court today for a driving-while-using-a-mobile-phone ticket. At least five of her tickets are for speeding.